Woman Killed In Head-On Collision

According to highway patrol a woman was killed Saturday night after a truck crossed the centerline on NC 24 in Carteret County and hit her car head-on.

Troopers tell us it happened around 10 p.m. on NC 24 8.8 miles west of Morehead City.

They say a truck with a utility trailer attached driven by 27 year old Kerry Lupton of Morehead City crossed the center line and hit a car driven by 41 year old Robbie Brown of Hubert. They say Brown was killed instantly.

Lupton was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers say alcohol was not involved, but they believe Lupton was talking on the cell phone at the time and got distracted. They say they are speaking with the district attorney Monday morning but Lupton will most likely be facing a charge of misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle.

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